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craven wrote:It appears that the G&U are planning to install a wye just after Vernon St. Cemetery and the main line. A new switch has been installed by Depot St. and the excavating work tends to lead under the power lines south.I think if G&U were to install such a wye, the curvature radius required would be very tight and would require building through wetlands (and high voltage power line poles) as well as building a small bridge built over Godfrey Brook (?) tributary to the Charles River. Plus given MBTA (I think) did the work to relocate the G&U connection switch on their Milford branch track, I would have thought that at the same time, it might have installed such a wye switch further south. Plus G&U really only needs to place a locomotive at each end of the consist (which could be done at Hopedale) to reverse direction at Milford. This power arrangement will enable G&U to switch both Blue Lynx (blue oval) and Garelick Farms (red oval), that have switch points facing in opposite directions.
Saw a Hy-Rail rolling across Depot St, and through the small rail yard last week.
johnpbarlow wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:21 am I'm guessing this rail was acquired from the MBTA - eg, rail removed from Beacon Park yard dismantling?I thought that rail was owned by CSX and taken away by CSX?